Weeks 15 and 17: vs. Tennessee Titans
This is a bit of a strange happening this season with the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans playing so close to each other in the final month of the 2019 NFL regular season. The schedule is what it is, and for both teams these could be and most likely will be huge games for earning a spot in the playoffs.
The Titans are a strange team this season as they are 5-5 overall entering Week 11, and they’ve averaged 20.3 points per game this season, which is 21st in the NFL. On the other side, they have a nice defense that is ninth in the league in points allowed per game at 19.7, so neither one of these upcoming games for the Texans will be easy.
The Titans have turned to Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback, and this season he’s passed for 1,161 yards, completing 71.3 percent of his passes. He’s also thrown eight touchdown passes and and four interceptions, while being sacked 17 times in ’19.
Tennessee has a strong rushing game with Derrick Henry (832 yards, eight touchdowns), and by the time he faces the Texans, Henry will most likely be a 1,000-yard rusher. Defensively, the Texans must watch for Harold Landry, who entering Week 11 has seven sacks, while Kevin Byard and Logan Ryan each have three interceptions for the Titans.
All-time, this series is nearly equal at 18-16 in favor of the Titans, as even in the past four meetings each team has won twice. Don’t expect anything different when Mike Vrabel and Bill O’Brien are coaching against each other this season.